2016 Dry Riesling Riverbench Vineyard
A special bottling sourced from the Riverbench Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Dramatically sited on the "bench" or bank of the ancient Sisquoc River, the vineyard enjoys a cool climate and alluvial soils perfect for growing Riesling.
This Dry Riesling showcases gorgeous fruit and herbal flavors as well as a soft minerality and bright acidity. Secondary flavors like slate, apricot, orange blossom, baked apple, and pear linger for a nice long finish.
Enjoy this wine with with chicken, grilled winter vegetables, creamy cheeses, butternut squash soup, and apple pie. Sounds like the perfect holiday wine to us!
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Vineyards: 100% Riverbench Vineyard
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: 15 months in an oak puncheon (500 Litres, larger than your usual barrel and imparts less oak flavors than a smaller barrel)
Cases Produced: 124